Antiques in AlexandriaForty-four dealers from around the...

TRAVEL NOTES

November 12, 1995

Antiques in Alexandria

Forty-four dealers from around the country will exhibit American period furniture, glassware, silver, jewelry, Oriental rugs and many other items at the Historic Alexandria Antique Show Nov. 17-19 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria, Va. Additional events include a gala preview party Nov. 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., an appraisal clinic Nov. 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and a lecture and tea Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The show committee will also hold a Young Collectors Show Tour and cocktail reception Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Show hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturda kitchen there will be a harvest-table meal of the 1840-1860 period (before Thanksgiving was celebrated in the Shenandoah Valley). Activities are held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are included in the regular museum admission of $7 for adults; $6.50 for seniors; $3 for children. For more information, call (540) 332-7850.

Early bread

Visitors to the Museum of American Frontier Culture in Staunton, Va., will learn about bread making in early America Nov. 24-25. "Threshing Time" examines grain production, historic threshing methods and their socioeconomic impact on farmers in the 19th century. Visitors can take turns keeping time for flailers, hand threshing with a flail and winnowing the grain. In the farm kitchen there will be a harvest-table meal of the 1840-1860 period (before Thanksgiving was celebrated in the Shenandoah Valley). Activities are held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are included in the regular museum admission of $7 for adults; $6.50 for seniors; $3 for children. For more information, call (540) 332-7850.

Train rides

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The Stewartstown Railroad Co. in Stewartstown, Pa., has scheduled the following train excursions: a Special Brunch Train between Stewartstown and New Freedom Nov. 18; an Autumn Rail Rambler through Deer Creek Valley Nov. 19; and North Polar Express Dec. 3, Dec. 9, Dec. 10, Dec. 16 and Dec. 17. All seats cost $5 and are by reservation only. Call (717) 993-2936.

Wildlife art

The ninth annual Deborah Waterfowl Show, a juried invitational exhibition of decoy carvings and wildlife art, is scheduled Nov. 24-25 at Chincoteague High School in Chincoteague, Va. An auction will take place at the close of Saturday's show. Hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults; children under 12 admitted free. There is no charge to attend the auction. Proceeds will benefit the Deborah Heart and Lung Center of Browns Mills, N.J. Call (804) 336-3478.

Williamsburg winter

Visitors can enjoy the holidays in Williamsburg, Va., at a discount. A 55-page brochure, "Three Seasons of Vacation Savings," includes a calendar of events for December and early January, ranging from Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination to holiday festivals at the historic James River Plantations. There's information on accommodations, and discounts for hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds. Discount coupons for Williamsburg-area attractions, restaurants and retail stores are also included. For a free copy, or more information, call (800) 368-6511.

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